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Suspicious Minds

By Art van Bodegraven | 03/04/2018 | 2:20 PM

Please enjoy the thoughts and musings of our friend, supporter, and long-time contributor Art van Bodegraven Jr., who passed away on June 18, 2017. Art was a prolific writer and had amassed a collection of unpublished blog posts he had planned to run well into the future. To honor his memory, we will continue to post these remaining blogs as he had intended. If you’ve been a fan of The Art of Art blog, check out our tribute.


To the shock and surprise of absolutely no one, The Ol' Blogmeister has been unveiled as a dancer, an uninvited guest at the masquerade.  By now, you all now that I can't spell without help, and struggle with tense, case, and number in otherwise thoughtful observations.

Basically, and expecting the worst, I pipelined dozens of blog posts, beginning now, and running through the opening of festivities at the beginning of March 2018.  The fly swimming in the soup is the need to change internet service providers, email addresses, and passwords.  The consequence is that each and every blog from then 'til 2 March 2018 is riddled with errors, most of the mis-spelt variety.  

Today marks our return to a more perfect world - and we are ready.  It's good to put on one's work clothes and get one's pen dirty in good causes.

The meaning of our adventure in the supply chain management space is to remember that over-committing is as bad, or worse, than under-committting.  Don't over-invest in what might be; do invest in reasonable precaution on the trip to risk mitigation and management.

Apologies, btw, for sassy, but deficient interim entries.  Please cut me some slack when egregious error diminishes my message.  Thanks for understanding.



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About Art van Bodegraven

Art van Bodegraven

Art van Bodegraven (1939 - 2017) was Managing Principal of the van Bodegraven Associates consultancy and Founding Principal of Discovery Executive Services, which develops and delivers supply chain educational programs. He was formerly Chair of the Supply Chain Group AG, Partner at The Progress Group LLC, Development Executive at CSCMP, Practice Leader with S4 Consulting, and a Managing Director in Coopers & Lybrand's consulting practice. Concentrating in supply chain management and logistics for over 20 years in his 50+ year business career, he has led ground-breaking strategic, operational, and educational projects for leading US and global clients. Art was principal co-author of DC Velocity's Basic Training monthly column for a decade, and was the principal co-author, with Ken Ackerman, of Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management, the definitive primer in the field. His popular blog, The Art of Art, has been a staple of DC Velocity's web site since its inception.


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